What Is Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer and The Outlook for Women Living with This Disease

What Is Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer and The Outlook for Women Living with This Disease

More than 280,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. And many of them will survive and thrive, but those with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, TNBC, have a far less optimistic outlook. Joining me to talk about metastatic triple-negative breast cancer and the outlook for women living with this disease, Ricki Fairley, the CEO and co-founder of Touch, the Black Breast Cancer Alliance and a Stage 3A TNBC survivor, and Dr. Monique Gary of the Grand View Health Penn Cancer Network Cancer Program.


Sonia Kashuk and Rebecca Nellis – Cancers and Careers

Sonia Kashuk, cancer survivor and founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty and Rebecca Nellis, Executive Director of Cancer and Careers, the only national non-profit dedicated solely to serving the growing population of people working during and after cancer treatment, talk with me about the challenges cancer patients and survivors face while working or looking for work during or after treatment, and tips on how to navigate workplace conversations.

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Dr. Judy Salerno – President and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: Dr. Judy Salerno is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen®, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization and for setting Komen’s strategic vision.

She joins me to talk about the progress against breast cancer, what research has taught us and where it’s going.


Dr. Reynold Tan – FDA’s new Rules Governing Sunscreen Labeling


This week on TALK! with AUDREY: Although everyone is aware of skin cancer and the role of sunscreen in helping to prevent it, the details that will save lives are often surprising even to savvy consumers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken steps on multiple fronts to protect consumers from the skin damage that can be caused by too much exposure to the sun. DR. REYNOLD TAN, FDA’s Division of Nonprescription Regulation Development joins me with sun protection tips, how the FDA is helping protect consumers and to tell us all about NATIONAL DON’T FRY DAY.

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Dr. Lynn Hartmann – The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book


This week on TALK! with AUDREY: A breast cancer diagnosis is a lightning bolt of panic and confusion. What do I do first? How do I know that I’m getting good care? Will I be okay? DR. LYNN HARTMANN a Professor of Oncology at the Mayo Clinic and AssociateDirector for Education of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, joins me to talk about THE MAYO CLINIC BREAST CANCER BOOK. This comprehensive guide will help women and their families better understand the disease, make informed decisions regarding treatments, and cope with the emotional and physical effects of breast cancer.FacebookTwitterGoogle-plus


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Gail Caldwell – Pulitzer Prize Winner and Author of Let’s Take The Long Way Home

This week on TALK! with AUDREY : Joining me this week is Pulitzer Prize winner GAIL CALDWELL, author of LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME.

LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME  is an intensely moving memoir about Caldwell’s own coming-of-age in midlife, she writes frankly about the transition from being a fiercely private person to learning to share her life with an exuberant puppy and a new best friend, Caroline Knapp—a fellow writer, AA member, dog lover, and acute observer of life.

Together these two fiercely private, independent women relax into a friendship more profound than either of them ever expected, one that thrived on their shared interests as well as their parallel struggles with alcoholism and loneliness. They grow increasingly inseparable until Caroline is suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Gail Caldwell writes: “It’s the oldest of stories; I had a friend and we shared everything, and then she died and so we shared that, too.” Caldwell reminds us what makes friendship central to our lives.


Musa and Mayer and Donna Pelletier – Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer and National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: My guests are (L to R) MUSA MAYER, M.S., M.F.A., a 21-year breast cancer survivor, patient advocate, and lead author of the BRIDGE survey (Bridging Gaps, Expanding Outreach – Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Survey); and DONNA PELLETIER, a patient living with metastatic breast cancer for five years.

The public face of breast cancer has mainly been focused on survivorship and early detection, with little attention given to the women living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most advanced stage of the disease that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body. Through the efforts of breast cancer advocates nationwide, United States Congress passed a national proclamation of October 13th as National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.  October 13th symbolizes a call to action to give those living with advanced disease a greater voice and visibility in the breast cancer community.  


Donna Viale and Jan Ping – Coping With Cancer from The Outside In

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: People undergoing cancer treatment face a host of challenges each and every day. One specific challenge that many people may face involves dermatologic side effects. Celebrity make-up artist and cancer survivor (R to L) JAN PING and leading oncology nurse PAMELA VIALE join me to talk about an educational campaign, “Coping With Cancer from the Outside In.” which focuses on informing oncology nurses about the dermatologic side effects associated with a type of cancer medicine called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors.


Dr. Robert Plummer – Importance Of Colorectal Cancer Screening

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. I spoke with Dr. Robert Plummer about who’s at risk, the importance of screening for colorectal cancer and tips for improving our health. It’s a 30 minute interview that just might save your life or the life of a family member or friend on this week’s talk! with AUDREY

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